‘The Great Indian story’, by three great authors

It was the seventh day at the Spring Fever 2012 and the literary mood was in full swing. The session of the evening titled ‘The Great Indian Story’ was presided by three eminent figures – author and public intellectual Gurcharan Das, writer and academic Amit Chaudhuri and the suave politician cum novelist Shashi Tharoor. This…

The same-sex appeal in literature

Surviving the crests and troughs of the bygone decades of confined notions and rigidity, homosexuality in literature has definitely come a long way from an uneven terrain of condemnation and ridicule to a road of acceptability and inclusion. Let us revisit those chapters on homosexuality and consequently arrive to the pages of the current literary…